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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Fancy Scrabble Letter Pillows



If I bought these pillows I'd get them to say                      "Work!" 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Good Advice: Lindsay Lohan's "The Canyons" Reminds Us of a Good Lesson

It's almost the end of the work day



Don't Look Back!!! 


Three Reasons I'm Crushing on the Handsome Ass Dollar Shave Club Guy

                 


Ok, I'll admit "Mike" is a bit white-bread d-bag for my usual tastes, but there's something about how cocky and sardonic he is in his youtube sensation viral marketing. 



PLUS he's got these three other things going for him:




1. He's sporty - "I'm good at tennis," he says with a missed volley. But that's fine because...




2. He's history nerd lite - "Your handsome ass grandfather only had one blade. And polio." 
Ooh, archaic disease references will forever earn a place in my heart. Just ask Oregon Trail.





3. He's frugal - D'uh



Surely, I'm not alone in my shave and save lust???

Friday, July 26, 2013

If I Had a Nickel...

I'd actually look the part of refreshed and ready for the long work day EVERY day


(Yes, attention definitely needs to be brought to mes yeux!) 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

It Feels Like FALL!


New York temps are at a 71 degree high for the day and I woke up and read ELLE's August issue / Fall 2013 preview





















And I have to remind myself, this is a fluke and not time for jackets and cute sweater. But soon, my pet, so very soon....




Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Reblog: "Poor Little Rich Girl" Barbara Hutton

Yesterday I was having a lively Instagram chat with fashion designer, Peter Jensen (- shrug-, you know) about how great Barbara Hutton's bio, "Poor Little Rich Girl" is. 


I included this trash and dish back in 2011 as part of the ever growing "It Can't All Be Dior" book club, but like Jensen, I feel it is due for a re-read, honey 





But still so, so good. This is a summer beach read for every year! 

Original post: http://itcantallbedior.blogspot.com/2011/09/book-club-poor-little-rich-girl.html

On My Desk Today: AM New York Doesn't Want to "Come & Get" Any More Selena Gomez

Ooh, the Gomez-ians are gonna be up in arms! 



And I still say "Come & Get It" is the song of the Summer 2013, child! 


Monday, July 22, 2013

Doin't It: I'm an Official @HudsonMade Blog Contributor

Hey look who just made the #HudsonMade blog contributors page. Be on the lookout for my first post on the history of #Workwear. Coming soon....




Friday, July 19, 2013

Who Says Men are Afraid of Needles?


Hey guys, looking for a little Friday office pick me up? No need to furrow your brow. I wrote a great piece for VIRAL Fashion on men getting injectibles to remain youthful




Check it out and tell me your thoughts. Happy weekend. 


Linky Link: http://viralfashion.com/2013/07/who-says-men-are-afraid-of-botox/

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sometimes It Can Be: Dior's "Secret Garden" and Depeche Mode

Yes, Raf. YES! This latest installment of the 'Secret Garden' promotional art videos for Dior features divine art influences, rich French landscapes and sleek fashions all set to the new wave perfection of Depeche Mode's "Behind the Wheel"  (off the anthemic brilliance that was the "Music for the Masses" album) 






There's a certain art school coolness attached to this icy new wave strumming over gallery-ready ready to wear against watercolor scenery (this is not the first fab fashion house that's banked on the slick synths of Depeche Mode to sell perfume



PS: Genius DIY project inspiration of CD pearlized opera glasses. Ooh, come on rainy day!  

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Peter Jensen's Spring 2014 Collection is a Study on Andy Warhol

British designer showed his men's spring 2014 and women's resort 214 simultaneous in London and took advantage of this tandem project to play up Andy Warhol and his famous gaggle of gals from The Factory 



Andy was deviously intrigued by people. He always was fascinated with finding out what made these madcap people around him unique and then siphoning it out of them...
"I always run into strong women who are looking for weak men to dominate them"






He was an avid social critic who loved to document every moment and felt far more comfortable as the artist than the subject of scrutiny... 
I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.






He was crazy shy and insecure...
I just do art because I’m ugly and there’s nothing else for me to do.






He embraced commercial products for both their simple design and commerce... 
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Which Dior Fall 2013 Couture Pieces Will Marion Cotillard Don???

Ooh, it's hot and gross out. Let's play fantasy dream sequence and try and guess which pieces from Raf Simons' Fall 2013 couture collection hired face, Marion Cotillard, will wear? 




Lunch Lady


It doesn't matter that it's 96 degrees in the shade, Marion stays cool as a cucumber in her layered skirt shift, perfect for a power-high-tea at Mariage Freres





Deep Blue Something



Yes, diva! Marion knows Madame only has one chance to make a grand entrance. Enter the room with bold, royal colors to let everyone know whose Fiefdom this is, honey! 




Gym Clothes




Braving the elements doesn't mean you can't bear a little leg. Afterall, the misses does not attend the Cerles de la Forme for rien, mon ami! 



Fashion Column



M. Cotillard just loves a column dress, cheri. And now, thanks to dear, dear Raf, the column dress can actually look like a column. Finalement! Someone who gets it. 




Our New Favorite Park Slope Brooklyn Cafe

Is our back yard 




Recently resplendent with all manner of plants found outside of Toby's Public House*







*(they were giving them away. We didn't steal any plants!) 

Friday, July 12, 2013

If You're Heading to the Beach This Weekend

Make sure you do some extra squats first, fellas, as the silhouette for men's swimwear has creeped up faster than the US economy, that's for sure











Funny, I just happened to write up a trend piece on this very topic for the new and improved 
Viral Fashion





Wanna hear about it? Here it goes: 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Doin' It: Last Night's Viral Fashion Relaunch Party
















I write for an online fashion magazine, Viral Fashion (in case ya' didn't know) and last night Mr Taurus put on our Summer best and attended the relaunch party (new fancy website: check it) at Soho gallery, Yellow Korner









(As the menswear editor, you know I had to kill it in a vintage Madonna "Who's That Girl?" concert t-shirt, suspenders, paper bag waist pants and my fave carpet bag
















(Mr Taurus was Summer fashion diva ready in his mesh jersey tank and cutoffs with a vintage luggage bag. Cutie.) 





Wednesday, July 10, 2013

My Summer Soundtrack: Belle & Sebastian























Ok, I'll admit I have been hooked by the omnipresent disco 2000 sounds of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and the H+M ready soundtrack of Selena Gomez's "Come and Get It" (the former being banned from my office as it is the earworm of the century, darlin'!), but when I get home from a long Summer day of describing stretch jersey dresses and rubbing elbows with the girls who wear them on the crowded R train, I run for the soothing sounds of Belle & Sebastian. Their best work, in my opinion, is the opus known as "The Boy with the Arab Strap" 



The titular track reminds me of younger times dancing in a crowd of friends on The Ottobar stage (here's looking at you J) but each song somehow melds that twee vibe with soft Summer swaying without being cloying. How'd they do that??? Normally I am not a fan of that whispy white girl voice floating in the background that B+S have since begot, but this album really did still bring in the fun. It wasn't dippy. It was Summery. And years later, it still is. 


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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This Weekend I Escaped to Istanbul

Oh how I WISH I was one of those "she's so lucky" types that weekends in the Black Sea, but alas I am purely referring to a candle






Granted this an Archipelago candle (ooh, Greek vocab time. How many Byzantine states can I fit in one post, honey?) so our little Park Slope home took on the sea cliffs of the Istanbul (was Constantinople!) with a heady blend of black cannibus, warm ambers and flush rose leaves. Green and exotic, this scent made the unshakable heat of our New York apartment feel like a divine invitation to wine and Netflix heavy evenings in the a/c



(Turn down the lights, turn down the bed...)


Trust me on this one: Archipelago Istanbul tin candle, $12 for 5.9oz at http://www.archipelago-usa.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductName=Istanbul%20Travel%20Tin 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Comeback Week: Lucky Jeans


"Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc.’s Lucky day might be coming soon.

The men’s wear retailer has emerged as a surprise bidder in the auction for Fifth & Pacific Cos. Inc.’s Lucky Brand division, which is also being pursued by a financial player, according to sources. " 


Fifth and Pacific is looking to unload its jean brand, Lucky Brand (along with Juicy Couture), to focus on its blossoming and promising Kate Spade brand. 


At first the business community didn't think F+P would get the $400 million it was asking for Lucky, but with buyers circling (including Jos. Bank, which has $$$ to burn and a need to acquire a new brand so it can grow further) and a new Fall 2013 campaign starring the legend Lauren Hutton



Lucky might be having its biggest moment in a lifetime, honey. 

All of Sudden I want to Step Out of Cars with Matching Accessories

(Nicole Kidman in Jimmy Choo Fall 2013 campaign; shot by Mikael Jansson)


Funny how a striking red short cut and olive satin booties seems so right for weekend road trips. Oh Nicky, this is the mysterious, sultry side of you I love so much (here and here

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Comeback Week: Don't I Look Cute Todays!

More than any other posts on "It Can't All Be Dior", people get the freakout on for the selfies. Well you asked, I listened: more #OutfitOfTheDay pics coming 

Like this look from last Thursday nite's Kiehl's party 





(Man, I did NOT find my light. Luckily I stocked up on eye cream!) 
(Anchor print Joe Fresh shirt and Nancy Sinatra as my celeb officiant for my dream wedding, as seen on Racked.com



Or this Michael Bastian X Uniqlo retro style polo that's my new LinkedIn profile pic from last week too 




(OOh, LinkIn with me! ) 



Or this picnic in the park and dang it hot vintage polo and fave JCPenney jeans combo 








Be on the lookout for pics of me in vintage and fully eye-creamed! 



Monday, July 1, 2013

Comeback Week: Vacations and Lazy Days

I know I disappeared mid-week but I took a mini vacay and went to the beach 






and you know what I'ma do the same thing this week, so "Comeback Week" is going to be a two-parter. Pays to be the boss and make this little last minute decision. Either way, it's Summer. Go out there and enjoy yourself!  



Oh and happy belated PRIDE, y'all! 

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I'm a fashion writer who writes for Bluefly, EDGE Media, VIRAL Fashion, etc. I use "It Can't All Be Dior" as a safe release for my love of coats, cats and cake. Phew!